1. The Food Chain
    Chris Cosentino Goes Gaga for Avec’s Chorizo-Stuffed Dates“It’s decadence on decadence… it’s perfect. I think I had two or three orders.”
  2. Goodbye
    So Long, San FranciscoGrub Street editor Adam Martin is leaving the team today.
  3. Pizza Pizza
    Where’s the Best Pizza Delivery?Every neighborhood has a standby. What’s yours?
  4. Mediavore
    How to Tip on BYO Wine; The Dangers of Eating Bear
  5. The Other Critics
    Medallion Steakhouse Bombs; Quince Scores
  6. Funnies
    The Bagel: Matzo Ball Soup So Good it’s FilthyChicago Gluttons takes hyperbole to its logical end: The Stay Puft Marshmallow man’s testicles.
  7. Threads Up
    Old-School Sourdough Fading From UseOne of the last bakeries to sell extra-sour sourdough is slated to close soon.
  8. Trends
    Will Tacos Define 2010?Two new high-end taquerias are a welcome addition, but they fall short of a year-defining trend.
  9. Mediavore
    Jack London Square Worries; Coke Offends Online
  10. Slideshow
    Explore the Season’s Hottest SoupsCheck out ten new bowls to warm you this winter.
  11. Food Politics
    Bay Area Locavores Might Never Eat FishIn the capital of locavorism, we import almost all our seafood.
  12. Empire Building
    Franklin Cafe Expanding to 1330 Boylston; Flash’s Team to Open Harry’sTwo local restaurant teams are expanding.
  13. Name Game
    Barbara Lynch Names New Restaurant MentonIt’s named after the city on the Riviera, not the one in New Jersey.
  14. Chef Shuffle
    Dry Creek Kitchen Taps Sonoma Native as ChefDustin Valette tapped new chef de cuisine at the Charlie Palmer restaurant.
  15. Mediavore
    Fast Food Compost Fail; Grocery Stores Getting Desperate
  16. Funnies
    SEIU Mayoral Protest at Plumpjack by CoincidenceUnion says it picked the Noe Valley corner purely for the foot traffic.
  17. The Other Critics
    Spice Monkey Keeps it Basic; CODA Needs some Help
  18. User’s Guide
    Where to Get Your Cheap DungenessCheck out our spot-check of crab prices around town.
  19. Closings
    South, Pickles Closing in End-Of-Year CrashLate 2009 has not been a good time for several high-profile restaurants.
  20. Mediavore
    Fox Closure Threatens Restaurants; Gatorade Yanks Tiger Drink
  21. Closings
    Yats, Tsar Nicoulai, Cha-Ya All Going DarkTwo restaurants are relocating and one is plain closing.
  22. Openings
    What to Eat at Des Jardins’ Manzanita, Opening Today in TahoeThe new restaurant at the new Ritz will make ski season tasty.
  23. Menus
    Mission Burger to Serve Breakfast at NoonNew breakfast sandwich is eat-in only because old Hollandaise is gross.
  24. The Food Chain
    Thomas Boyce Remembers Chris Cosentino’s Chili and Bones (But Not Much Else)A specialty dish at Incanto stuck with the Spago chef, even after a bevy of refreshments.
  25. Celebrity Settings
    MC Hammer Moonlights as a WaiterHammer and other local celebrities will serve Dungeness dinners at a San Francisco School District fund-raiser.
  26. Mediavore
    Cold Snap Hikes Lettuce Prices; Where Have All the Beer Can Collectors Gone?
  27. Openings
    Sandbox Bakery Sweetens Bernal HeightsFormer Slanted Door pastry chef debuts her neighborhood solo project.
  28. Rumors
    Cha Ya Going South in the Sunset?Records show the vegan Japanese place is surrendering its liquor license.
  29. Foodievents
    SubCulture Dining Finally Waves GoodbyeDissident Chef Russell Jackson will focus on opening Lafitte after this Saturday’s Trufflepalooza dinner.
  30. Top Chef
    Top Chef Finale to Feature Cyrus and Doug KeaneThe “Las Vegas” season finishes up with a long stint in Northern California.
  31. Mediavore
    Peet’s Surrenders Diedrich Bid; Smoking Bans Questioned
  32. Reviewing the Reviewers
    Michael Bauer Gets Mixed Reviews on YelpThe Chronicle’s critic gets one rave and one pan in his Yelp debut.
  33. The Other Critics
    Quince Scores in New Space; Naked Lunch Makes Symphonic Sandwiches
  34. Booze News
    Once Again, Somebody Tries to Make Clooney’s Pub CoolClooney’s has spent its whole life defying cool colonization, so don’t expect it to work now.
  35. Marketing Gimmicks
    Google’s ‘Smart’ Window Decals Stick it to ZagatNew stickers proclaim “Favorite Place on Google.”
  36. Mediavore
    Fresno Beef Recalled; Cargill Sued
  37. Closings
    San Francisco Brewing Co. Dries Up; Hayes Valley Ramen SplashesBrewpub shutters to make way for Comstock.
  38. Recession is your Friend
    Park Chalet Offering Half-Priced MealsLunch and dinner going for 50 percent off on Wednesdays this month.
  39. Videofeed
    First Look at Smuggler’s Cove: Tiki Bonanza!After months of hype, the media preview for Smuggler’s Cove did not disappoint.
  40. Chef Shuffle
    Chef Shuffle Turns Nasty at Chez TJBruno Chemel says he’s leaving for a better opportunity while owner George Aviet says he couldn’t hack it.
  41. DIY
    SF Food Wars Captures Gourmet ImaginationsOpen cooking competition brings out all kinds of entries.
  42. Mediavore
    Restaurants Deafening Diners; Orlando Bloom Takes it Off
  43. Mediavore
    Supermarket Child Labor; Kraft Posts Cadbury BidPlus: a kid’s prizewinning burger, and the extended Illinois corn season, all in our morning news roundup.
  44. Mediavore
    Not Guilty Plea in Chef Killing; Orlando Bloom’s Stripping Stunt
  45. Openings
    Meritage Opens for Real at the ClaremontThe new restaurant in the Claremont is finally official after weeks of soft opening.
  46. The Other Critics
    Sundance Scores; Tony’s is On Point
  47. User’s Guide
    Where to Eat and Drink Like an Old-Timer DowntownWhen shopping this season, make a stop for some old-school meat, seafood, and liquor.
  48. Previews
    Barbacco Wine Bar to Open DryDespite a delay in the liquor license, the Perbacco team is forging ahead with their wine bar.
  49. Mediavore
    Sonoma Dines Out for Life; Restaruants Return to Bartering
  50. Booze News
    Rum Drinks: Not Just for Pirates AnymoreSmuggler’s Cove gets a shout-out as the New York Times discovers rum.
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